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lasagna rolls

Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients
6 lasagna noodles
1 pound ground beef
1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon fennel seed, optional
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions
Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and fennel seed if desired; heat through.

Drain noodles. Spread 1/4 cup meat sauce over each noodle; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Carefully roll up noodles and place seam side down in an 8-in.-square baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Lasagna Rolls

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Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients
6 medium green peppers
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (3 medium)
1-1/2 cups cooked rice

Directions
Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Meanwhile, brown beef, onion and salt in a skillet; drain.

Cool slightly. Stir in the cheese, tomatoes and rice.

Drain peppers and stuff with meat mixture. Place in a baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

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Slow-Cooked Sloppy Joes

Slow-Cooked Sloppy Joes

Ingredients
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup chopped green pepper
2/3 cup chopped onion
2 cups ketchup
2 envelopes sloppy joe mix
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
12 hamburger buns, split

Directions
In a large skillet, cook the beef, pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, sloppy joe mix, brown sugar and mustard.

Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until flavors are blended. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Slow-Cooked Sloppy Joes

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Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Ingredients
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth

Directions
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 1/2 cup flour, mustard, garlic pepper and seasoned salt. Add pork chops, one at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides
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Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Place remaining flour in a small bowl; whisk in broth until smooth. Pour over chops. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove pork to a serving plate and keep warm. Whisk cooking liquid until smooth; serve with pork. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Slow Cooker Pork Chops

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Fresh Corn & Tomato Fettuccine
Fresh Corn & Tomato Fettuccine

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
2 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed
2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
4 green onions, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions
In a Dutch oven, cook fettuccine according to package directions, adding corn during the last 8 minutes of cooking.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and green onions; cook and stir until tender.

Drain pasta and corn; transfer pasta to a large bowl. Cool corn slightly; cut corn from cob and add to pasta. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, remaining oil and pepper mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Fresh Corn & Tomato Fettuccine

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Country Fried Chicken

Country Fried Chicken

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
Oil for frying

Directions
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour and seasonings. In a shallow bowl, beat egg and milk. Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.

In a large skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil; fry chicken in oil until browned on all sides. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is tender, turning occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Country Fried Chicken

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Chicken in Tomato-Basil Cream

Chicken in Tomato-Basil Cream

Ingredients
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3 teaspoons butter, divided
8 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves, julienned
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions
In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in 2 teaspoons butter until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute tomatoes and onion in remaining butter until onion is softened. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Stir in broth. Bring to a boil; add orzo. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until orzo is tender. Stir in the chicken, milk, basil, salt and pepper; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with cheese just before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Chicken in Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce

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